We would like to thank everyone who came out on July 22nd to lend their voice in demanding action on the opioid crisis or to learn more about GPDOTS advocacy. The more we can keep this issue visible the better and putting a human face the opioid crisis helps combat stigma.
GPDOTS is incredibly grateful for the support received from the annual Corey Zwicker Memorial Washer Toss. This year $1400.00 was donated to GPDOTS. This support funds our website, print materials, and advertising for our advocacy events. Thank you to Corey Zwicker’s family and all those who take part in this wonderful event.
Tyrell would go to the doctor to ask for help and he would come out with some other type of medication. He would overdose but the doctors would send him home with another prescription. I wish I knew that these types of drugs were on the streets. By the time I realized what I was dealing with Tyrells addiction had taken a hold of him.
On July 19th the Nova Scotia government released their Opioid Action Plan just days before our event. The announcement included a commitment to offering free naloxone at Nova Scotia pharmacies by September 2017 and monthly reporting of opioid overdose deaths. These developments have addressed some of our requests in our event platform and it is… Continue reading Advocate for Action on the Opioid Crisis – Halifax Event Update
Listen to GPDOTS Founder Amy Graves be interviewed on her recent blog post “Nova Scotia needs help not hype” related to the recent carfentanil announcement in Nova Scotia.
A press conference was held with Chief Medical Officer of Health Robert Strang today in Nova Scotia to announce the arrival of carfentanil on the streets. While it is nice to see an effort to educate the public on the new and highly dangerous opioid, the messaging could have been more effective if they… Continue reading Nova Scotia needs help not hype to address the opioid crisis.
Join us in creating awareness and advocating for action on the many facets of the opioid crisis. Bring a sign, photo of a loved one, or simply yourself to help us bring attention to this important public health issue. We will be located at Robie, Quinpool, Cogswell and Bell Road Intersection portion of… Continue reading Advocate For Action On The Opioid Crisis Event